As a state chartered Kindergarten, we offer an all day program designed to meet the needs of working parents or those looking for a smaller classroom environment than typically found in public schools.  Our curriculum is based on Dublin City School’s requirements and state standards, but due to smaller child/teacher ratio and extended hours, each child receives individual attention for a longer period of time. In addition, we are open on school days off and children enrolled in our Kindergarten get the first option to enroll in our summer program. The standards and objectives we follow for our curriculum are can be found at

In addition to our full-day program, we also offer a half day program for those children attending a.m. or p.m. Kindergarten at a school in the surrounding district. We currently transport to Thomas Elementary, Indian Run Elementary and Washington Elementary in Hilliard. Children attending our program will receive academic programming during the second portion of their day here at Joyland. All children receive a lunch as well as a morning or afternoon snack, which is included in the price.

Program Overview:

  • Provide an environment in which children’s cognitive, language, social and physical development is stimulated through use of various learning tools
  • Offer a small classroom environment to facilitate learning and play
  • Provide field trips, both in and out of the classroom, that reinforce the lessons learned in class
  • Provide a balanced daily schedule of physical, academics and quiet periods
  • Provide quality materials and carefully selected books and lessons that meet the individual and group needs
  • Foster a love of learning in students and help them to reach goals they set for themselves
  • Work on self help skills, completing tasks independently and helping form bonds with other students
  • Plan activities using the Common Core Standards to prepare students for first grade


7:00-8:30              Arrival/Free Play

8:30-9:15              Breakfast Snack/Free Play/Clean Up

9:15-9:45              Morning Circle

9:45-10:30            Language Arts Instruction/Centers

10:30-11:15          Math Instruction/Centers

11:15-11:30           Learning Centers

11:30-12:00           Gross Motor Play

12:00-1:00             Lunch/Free Play

1:00-1:15               Quiet Time

1:15-1:45               Science/Social Studies/Health

1:45-2:45               Journal Writing/Learning Centers

2:45-3:15               Related Arts (Fine Art, Music, PE)

3:15-3:45               Daily Reflection

3:45-5:00               Afternoon Snack/After School Activities

5:00-6:00               Gross Motor Play/Departure


Sarah Starkey - Miss Sarah has a bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University in Early Childhood Education. While attending college she worked summers at a local childcare center. Sarah has been at Joyland since June 2013.